My try on this... Degas
He used some enphasis and economy on this one. Its a rough/sketch style where the back of the girl seems to be the most important part of the drawing. The economy is used almost everywhere. I also notived the balance in tones and lines of the curtains behind. It put the girl in the first plan of enphasis.
Nice start on these. You are headed in the right direction. When you get your shapes worked out well, pay very close attention to the values. You want to match the values you see as closely as you can. It is important to be very honest about what you are seeing. try to put the accurate value down with each stroke as otherwise you end up having to fix things along the way and being accurate will save you time. Really take the time to observe and compare and choose the right value. If you are off, adjust it, don't keep working and come back to it. You are doing great...just need to focus in on value a little more.
Keep it up.
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